A 38-year-old Phoenixville man was charged with simple assault and harassment last week after police say he beat his girlfriend and possibly struck another woman during the tumult.
According to court documents, on Feb. 14 at 5:49 p.m., Phoenixville Police were dispatched to the 400 block of South Street for a reported domestic assault in progress.
Once on the scene, police found the owner of the residence crying in the street. The woman said that the defendant had been inside her home, repeatedly punching his girlfriend in the head.
By the time police entered the residence, the defendant had driven away in his Yukon. The victim, still in the home and disoriented, told police that she didn’t remember why her boyfriend started hitting her. She added that her head hurt. Police transported her to Phoenixville Hospital to be evaluated.
The homeowner, in a subsequent interview, said that the defendant was in the house for a few minutes, seemingly in a bad mood, before “snapping” for no reason and repeatedly striking his girlfriend.
Police noticed the homeowner had a swollen lip, and photographed it for evidence.
The defendant was arraigned on February 19 and released from Chester County Prison after posting bail. He faces preliminary hearing on Feb. 28.